Square Enix Collective announced today that Sand Sailor Studio‘s Black The Fall will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 11, 2017. The atmospheric platformer tasks players with solving a number of increasingly difficult puzzles in order to survive and be able to retaliate against the totalitarian state that rules the world.
We really wanted to use the puzzle genre to depict the kind of communism that dominated Eastern Europe in the decades after World War II – it really helps illustrate just what it was like to live within a restrictive regime. That means players have to make use of the kind of tactics people who survived that era mastered – manipulation and stealth – but this approach also bleeds into the melancholic atmosphere, rendered solely through image and sound. There’s no text or dialogue to tell the story, which we think also sets it apart.
Cristian Diaconescu, Creative Director at Sand Sailor Studio